BROOMFIELD BLUES - 2016


The Vintage Blues Music Association

In association with The Friends of Broomfield Park

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED

BROOMFIELD BLUES 2016

The Broomfield Blues musical spectacular is now a regular part of Enfield’s Festival calendar. Winkworth have been delighted to support the efforts of the local community to develop this event and to ensure free entry is available to all.

Winkworth look forward to supporting many more years of Blues music in Bromfield Park, which adds to our long running sponsorship of the Palmers Green Festival.

Nick Charalambous

Director, Winkworth Palmers Green  



Palmers Green plays host to one of North London’s top Blues clubs – St Harmonica’s. Together with The Vintage Blues Music Association, Winkworth, The Friends of Broomfield Park and a host of supporting friends, we are delighted to bring you another August full of the best in Blues.

Broomfield Blues is our annual celebration and showcase of what can be found every Friday evening at St Harmonica’s. Each Sunday afternoon during August come along, eat, drink and listen to three hours of some of the best Blues music London has to offer.

If you like what you hear all we ask is that you acknowledge that by contributing to the collection “hat”, either when it does the rounds, or via the Control site.

We’ve picked some excellent local cuisine for your added enjoyment too. 

More details of everything can be found in this, our online Broomfield Blues Official 2016 Information Pack. Read, enjoy and come along to as many of the five concerts as you can. Unless a hurricane appears we will certainly be there each Sunday; and if it does we will endeavour to relocate the music to St Harmonicas itself, just five minutes walk away on Cannon Hill.

Each afternoon is preceded by a one hour “open mic” session at 1:30 offering a stage to up and coming as well as experienced performers. Do support them.  Apply online via our Home Page email or via Facebook for an open mic slot.

The Friends of Broomfield Park – and aren’t we all at heart – are a group of volunteers who work with Enfield Council to improve the Park's appearance, facilities, conservation value and safety, so that it can be enjoyed by all. They always welcome new members wishing to help make the Park a better space. 

The Vintage Blues Music Association is pleased to work with the Friends to bring you Broomfield Blues. 

To find out more visit www.friendsofbroomfieldpark.org or ask at the Control Point.

Week 1 - Sunday 7th August 2016 -     BJ Cole & Joe Papa               THE CUSTOMTONES

Two of the most accomplished slide guitar players in the UK will kick-off the 2015 Blues season on the Broomfield Bandstand following the introductory open-mic sessions.

1:30 -2:30 OPEN MIC SESSIONS

2:30 – 3:30 

Well known Pedal Steel guitarist BJ Cole joins forces with his collaborator of many years, Joe Papa

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3:45 – 5:30 

Martin Fieber, the ‘Sultan of Slide’ is perhaps the UK’s best kept slide secret. He brings his hugely talented band ‘The Customtones’, one of the finest, and tightest, units around to Broomfield. Martin is not known as the Sultan of Slide for nothing, he makes all his own guitars under his ‘Customtone’ label and the tone and the sound he achieves is staggering; some of his original material is equally wonderful. The rest of the band are all masters of their instruments with Mick Parker on drums, Terry Duggan on bass and Steve Taylor on keyboards. 



Week 2 - Sunday 14th August 2016       SAM KELLY BAND             THE BLUES CHAPTER

Two of London’s finest guitar driven bands bring you an afternoon of Southern Blues Rock.

1:30 -2:30 OPEN MIC SESSIONS

2:30 – 3:30 

Well known Drummer Sam Kelly leads his excellent band providing a funky bluesy and highly accomplished set



3:45 – 5:30 

The Blues Chapter are probably the finest young Blues band in the capital. Sky Wood on vocal duty plus Jesse Thomas on guitar with shades of Gary Moore, SRV and Joe Bonamassa in their repertoire; a great festival band. Those who are about to rock…salute you!



Week 3 - Sunday 21st August 2016            THAT BLUE PATCH                  HOT CLUB DE BROOMFIELD

Summary

1:30 -2:30 OPEN MIC SESSIONS

2:30 – 3:30 

Local legends That Blue Patch bring their quirky blend and original arrangements to Broomfield together with their friend Tig Trafford

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3:45 – 5:30 

Proper gypsy jazz from Maccaferri guitar playing experts to really give the Summer a swing. Wine, baguettes, boules anyone ?



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Week 4 - Sunday 28th August 2016              LOW DOWN DOGS AND FRIENDS

Summary

1:30 -2:30 OPEN MIC SESSIONS

2:30 – 5:30

Acoustic and electric blues that meanders from the Mississippi Delta through Memphis to the New River Delta featuring the authentic voice of Mad Dog Dave Barnes and the lead guitar of John Crowther plus a few flexible friends to add variety to the mix to round off the Summer in style…..


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Top fare for Blues afternoons is available in the Bandstand area        Try these!

Food, a Bar and Ice Cream will all be available close to the Bandstand too

The Friends of Broomfield Park – and aren’t we all at heart – are a group of volunteers who work with Enfield Council to improve the Park's appearance, facilities, conservation value and safety, so that it can be enjoyed by all. They always welcome new members wishing to help make the Park a better space. 

The Vintage Blues Music Association is pleased to work with the Friends to bring you Broomfield Blues. 

To find out more visit www.friendsofbroomfieldpark.org or ask at the Control Point.


Our Performing Rights Licence provided generously by the PRS for this open to all community event





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